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Tessa Jane Helen Douglas Jowell, Baroness Jowell, DBE, PC is an English Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Dulwich and West Norwood from 1992 to 2015. She held a number of major government ministerial positions, as well as opposition appointments, during this period.

The Right Honourable

DBE PC
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Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office
In office
20 January 2011 – 7 October 2011
Leader Ed Miliband
Preceded by Liam Byrne
Succeeded by Jon Trickett
In office
11 May 2010 – 8 October 2010
Leader Harriet Harman
Preceded by Francis Maude
Succeeded by Liam Byrne
Shadow Minister for London
In office
11 May 2010 – 16 January 2013
Leader Harriet Harman
Ed Miliband
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Sadiq Khan
Shadow Minister for the Olympics
In office
11 May 2010 – 11 September 2012
Leader Harriet Harman
Ed Miliband
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
Minister for the Cabinet Office
In office
5 June 2009 – 11 May 2010
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Liam Byrne
Succeeded by Francis Maude
Minister for London
In office
5 June 2009 – 11 May 2010
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Tony McNulty
Succeeded by Gavin Barwell
In office
28 June 2007 – 3 October 2008
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Jim Fitzpatrick
Succeeded by Tony McNulty
Paymaster General
In office
28 June 2007 – 11 May 2010
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Dawn Primarolo
Succeeded by Francis Maude
Minister for the Olympics
In office
6 July 2005 – 11 May 2010
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Gordon Brown
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Jeremy Hunt
Minister for Women
In office
5 May 2005 – 5 May 2006
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Patricia Hewitt
Succeeded by Ruth Kelly
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
In office
8 June 2001 – 27 June 2007
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Chris Smith
Succeeded by James Purnell
Shadow Minister for Women
In office
19 October 1995 – 26 July 1996
Leader Tony Blair
Preceded by Clare Short
Succeeded by Janet Anderson
Member of Parliament
for Dulwich and West Norwood
In office
9 April 1992 – 30 March 2015
Preceded by Gerald Bowden
Succeeded by Helen Hayes
Personal details
Born (1947-09-17) 17 September 1947 (age 69)
London, England, UK
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Roger Jowell
David Mills
Children 2 children
3 stepchildren
Alma mater University of Aberdeen
University of Edinburgh
University of London

Tessa Jane Helen Douglas Jowell, Baroness Jowell, DBE, PC (née Palmer; born 17 September 1947) is an English Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dulwich and West Norwood from 1992 to 2015. She held a number of major government ministerial positions, as well as opposition appointments, during this period.

Her most senior position in Government was as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, a post she held from 2001 to 2007. A member of both the Blair and Brown Cabinets, she was also Minister for the Olympics (2005–2010) and Shadow Minister for the Olympics and Shadow Minister for London until September 2012, resigning after the London Olympic Games.

A Privy Counsellor since 1998, she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2012.

She stood down from the House of Commons at the 2015 general election. She was nominated for life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours and was raised to the peerage as Baroness Jowell, of Brixton in the London Borough of Lambeth, on 27 October 2015.

In September 2015, she was unsuccessful in seeking to be selected as the Labour Party's official candidate in the 2016 election for Mayor of London, coming second to Sadiq Khan in the contest of six candidates.